11. Looking to the Future, Caring for the Past


Looking to the Future, Caring for the Past

Preventive Archaeology in Theory and Practice

di Federica Boschi



Formato Dimensione Pagine Lingua Anno ISBN
LIBRO 21x29,7 320 Inglese 2016


 LOOKING TO THE FUTURE, CARING FOR THE PAST is a collection of papers presented at the 2013 and 2014 Summer Schools Preventive Archaeology: evaluating sites and landscapes coordinated within the Erasmus Intensive Programme by the Department of History and Cultures of the University of Bologna. Bringing together the experience of great experts and young researchers from different countries, the book paints an informed picture on Preventative Archaeology, focusing on the role of non-invasive techniques in evaluating the nature and potential of archaeological deposits prior to potentially damaging changes or development, and so properly informing the planning process and individual project designs. The topic at issue is being discussed carrying out a general survey of the current situation across Europe, comparing the differing conditions in terms of rules and regulations, methods and traditions, and analysing the possibilities and limitations of non-invasive methods for the needs of archaeological impact assessment. The volume also sought to identify the kinds of benefits that could be gained through the development and application of an approach based on multiple techniques and methodological integration, so as to define good practice both for research and for teaching within this field of studies.


Table of Contents

Giuseppe Sassatelli
César Parcero-Oubiña


Section 1

“Preventive Archaeology”: the role of diagnostics
Non-destructive field evaluation in Preventive Archaeology. Looking at the current situationin Europe 
Federica Boschi

Towards mapping the archaeological continuum. New perspectives and current limitations in Planning-Led-Archaeology in Italy 
Stefano Campana

Change is good: Adapting strategies for archaeological prospection in a rapidly changing technological world 
James Bonsall, Chris Gaffney

Preventive Archaeology in France and the contribution of extensive geophysics:
from ARP® to web-GIS 
Michel Dabas

The shovel can wait. Good practice in archaeological diagnostics 
Cristina Corsi

Section 2

Cases of studies between research, teaching, management and prevention
Reading ancient cities. The contribution of the non-invasive techniques
Federica Boschi

City Archaeology in the Adriatic area: the cases of Burnum in Dalmatia and of Suasa
and Ascoli in the Marche region 
Enrico Giorgi

An Urban Archaeology project in Senigallia 
Giuseppe Lepore

Aerial survey in an Italian landscape: from archaeological site-detection and monitoring to prevention and management 
Frank Vermeulen

Less is more? A manifesto for targeted, problem-oriented research for Classical
Archaeology students 
Tesse D. Stek

Aerial Archaeology and ancient landscapes. Combining traditional methods and advanced technologies. PRONAO (PROject New Atlas of Ancient Ostia): a case study 
Giuseppe Ceraudo

Preventive Archaeology and Geophysics in Near and Middle East: Past, present and perspectives 
Christophe Benech

Archaeological evaluation between research, landscape-management and prevention.
A case study in Italy 
Michele Silani, Federica Boschi

Cityscapes without figures: Geophysics, computing and the future of urban studies 
Chris Gaffney, Vince Gaffney, Wolfgang Neubauer, Eugene Ch’ng, Helen Goodchild,
Phil Murgatroyd, Gareth Sears, Branko Kirigin, Ante Milosevič, Roger White

Section 3

Methods and techniques

An introduction to satellite remote sensing in archaeology: state of the art, methods,
and applications 
Giuseppe Scardozzi

GPR surveys in Archaeology and additional interpretational methods 
Mercedes Solla, Alexandre Novo, Henrique Lorenzo, Xavier Núñez-Nieto

An evolution on GPR surveys of large archaeological sites 
Alexandre Novo, Mercedes Solla, Henrique Lorenzo

Strategies for using magnetic susceptibility to reconstruct ancient landscapes on a large scale:
A case study from Persepolis (Central Fars, Iran) 
Sébastien Gondet, Julien Thiesson

Section 4

The Summer School on the field

Studying an ancient settlement with non-invasive techniques. Integrated aerial and
geophysical surveys at Civitalba (Marche) 
Federica Boschi, James Bonsall, Roberto Carluccio, Gianluca Catanzariti, Michel Dabas, Darja Grosman, Giuseppe Lepore, Gianfranco Morelli, Iacopo Nicolosi, Ilaria Venanzoni

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